Friends - Jan. 28, 1928
Kerrs - February 22, 1928
Baessler, Ted - April 18, 1928
Edwards - May 3, 1928
Hooe, Walter - May 3, 1928
Cooney, Edward - May 5, 1928
Mattes, Mrs. - May 6, 1928
Sargeants - July 25, 1928
Skerritts - July 28, 1928
Noble - August 1, 1928 - NEW
Sheeley, Fern - August 11, 1928
Sheeley, Mrs. & Fay - August 18, 1928
Baesslers - August 18, 1928
Kim, Laura - October 24, 1928
Dunbars - November 27, 1928
McLarens - December 2, 1928
Skerritts - December 4, 1928
Dunbar, Dorothy - Spring of 1928
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Friends
January 28, 1928
P. O. Box 696
My Dear Friends:
Many thanks for yours. When I went out Yesterday morning to look at the comet, I did not expect to see to see what I saw. I had read the papers, telling what the scientists had to say, “that it was the star of Bethlehem returning on its course”, But I suspect its more. It's the Star of the Son of Man in HEAVEN, Matt. 24:29-35.
Rev. 22:16 says “I am the Root and offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star (of the 7th day creation or the 1,000 years). So its His Star today, as much as when the 3 Wise Men said, “We have seen His Star in the East and have come to worship Him”. Then Rev. 2: 28 shows it's the sign of the Overcomer, I will give him the Morning Star, as a sign the hour has come, for the fulfilling of His promise. I will give Him power over Nations, to break them in pieces, then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, when ruled with the rod of Iron, Rev. 9:15 speaks of the 11th hour of the 11th day of 11th year from Armistice, so you can see what mourning is in store for them, and much cause for mourning before the war of Armageddon comes, when 600 million men will be its toll, with 200 million already taken in violence since Aug. 4, 1916.
There will be much cause for rejoicing among those who are hearing and loosed from their binding of the wicked Angel, by the 2 or 3 who are His Little Ones and Brethren, who are to inherit the Kingdom by my work in Jerusalem, which will speak to and reach out to the whole world. We had a lovely rainbow to welcome me on going to town on the 16th at 4-30 P.M. Then on the 18th, a shock at 8, and another on the 22nd, and on the 23rd at 12 we had another coming to awaken and assure me that I might see the sign of the Son of Man there. It was a light on the hill close to the house. It was so bright and I watched it for 30 minutes. It was “A bright Star” [--??---] it showed 2 long horns as if it were a goat head, the left one throwing out branches till it looked like a tree, then the whole became as the leaf of a tree, then reverted to its former shape again.
You can read Rev. 2 what it said about the 2 Witnesses, the 2 Olive Trees, and the 2 Candle sticks, for it can be this is the reason for the various marks, and compare Zech 1 to 14. I shook up Jerusalem [--??--] today, so it is more in the eyes and ears of all , and coming as it does after the opening of Matt 18 to 25 chapters makes it the more telling, so read over the 18 and 25 chapters till it is all impressed on your hearts and minds. Then also the place where it speaks about the Star, and all it means from Him to me, and also the place where it speaks of the nations who are to mourn. You can look up “They that pierced Him shall mourn” as He begins to deal with the same generation as the earth by Judgment as those who pierced Him, for although they hated Him without a cause. When He made Himself of no reputation.
So fill up your water pots to the brim and draw out to bear to the Governor of the feast all the proof that your water has been changed to wine by the marriage of the Wise Virgins to the Bridegroom, and the rewarding the good and profitable servants, and the inheriting of the Kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world for those who prove by their [--??--] to me that they were really His Brethren, of Him [-??--] on the throne and is now giving us the sign of His Star appears in the East, before the sunrise of the 7th day.
My love to all there.
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Kerrs
February 22, 1928
My Dear Joe, Sarah and George:
I feel like resting a little too, as I have come to the end of my reading of Rev. when 22 has opened up & revealed the simplicity of it all from first to last. V. 1 -6 shows us the Blessing End of & the last few verses gives us the Cursing End. I had often noticed Matt. 25 when the Son of Man shall come in his Glory and all the Holy Angels with him then shall he sit on the Throne of His Glory. Rev. 22:1 the Pure River of Water of life clear as crystal proceeding out of the Throne of God and the Lamb. Naturally we think of His Throne in Heaven rather than His Temple & Throne on the Earth in the poor man of Isaiah 66:2. This seems to be the fact that he by His Spirit will dwell in that man & make His Throne there, & so the Judging of the Nations & the healing of the Nations will be wrought by the water of Life from that source. In the midst of the street, stretching to either side of the River was the Tree of Life which they who obey the Omega Message will have right to eat of its 12 fold fruits, & their witness will be for the healing of the Nations.
This seems to be the simple truth of the matter. There shall be no more curse- as in Genesis- but the Throne of God & the Lamb shall be in it. His Servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face & His name shall be in their foreheads. There shall be no night there or need for a candle or light of the sun- for the Lord God giveth them light & they shall for ever & ever. All of this seems to imply that when we have got the whole Omega Message finished made clear to the Bride and the sheep & the servants ready- Then we will begin to see greater results than we ever dreamed of in our own new Omega Message- with its 12 fold to all who receive it, and cursing to all who dare trifle with it.
Naturally we have to face a great deal of the old ideas we had of this being away ahead. But I’m inclined to think we have reached the beginning of the fulfilling of this chapter. Which was the goal of all the past reading & hearing to prepare His Temple & Throne & His Servants who will serve Him, & the sheep who are to inherit the Kingdom., and the Bride by whom the Spirit is to speak the word come.
I had just got to see this tonight when I knelt down to pray for something and we had a Nice little shake as soon as I got on my knees. So am expecting to know more about it soon from others. We have had quite a no. of loosing & binding from several these past weeks--which show God is honoring their words and prayers as in Matt. 6:5-15 and in Matt. 18:18.
So we expect to find that in place of feeding the Women any more, we
will be hearing from them that the Spirit is speaking by them to the
people by words & pen & that there is blessing & cursing
all who have heard. So put it to the test for yourself
others. All who hear & obey the Omega Message of Rev.
have right to the Tree of Life, which will meet their every need by
its 12 fold fruit every month. And so be able to give their
or Testimony for the healing of the Nations around. So witness by
lip and pen to all you can & put the matter before Him at
Watch for the answer in both ways. I am glad to hear you are all
well & in good shape.
My best love to all & expectations for these things to be fulfilled in you.
Your truly in Him.
Wm. Irvine's Letter To: Ted Baessler
April 18, 1928
PO Box 553
Many thanks for yours. My reading of Revelation is the pure river of water of Life, clear as crystal proceeding from the Throne of God and of the Lamb. Give it to all you can. If they receive it, they can be loosed from all that binds them (no matter what it may be). If they trifle with it, then bind them and they can expect more trouble than they ever suspected possible; for when God speaks, it's to bless those who hear, and surely the opposite is possible in these days when wrath is to be as sure as mercy.
Anything you are not clear on, you may get help from Dunbars or some of the others who have been longer on the job. Ones own near relatives are often the hardest to reach, specially when they are holy and righteous and full of thoughts which don't proceed from the Throne. But there is only one cure for all, give them the waters, pure and clear as crystal, sly and sincerely.
There is so much confusion and strife and darkness in the world these days, people are forced to ask the reason why, and Revelation, read by the Spirit, alone can give them light on what's happening to the world, and to most people we meet personally, as well; and in almost every conversation, you can find some part of Rev. meets their needs. Talk of the war, Religion, Politics, prohibition, famine, Bolshivism, quakes, fires, storms, floods, cyclones, etc., all point the way to finding the reason in the Book; and specially in Revelation, which is a guide for reading the whole Book for these days. And men good, bad or indifferent or perfect are to be Judged by their attitude to my reading of Revelation. So they can have the blessings of V. 1 - 6 of Rev. 22 or the cursing of V. 18-19, through their iniquity in adding to or taking from the words of the prophesy of this Book.
The record only becomes prophesy when it has been given by a prophet, who will either bring cursing or blessing as they hear.
My Best Love in Him on the Throne.
Wm Irvine’s Letter To: Edwards
May 3, 1928
My Dear Wm., Rose and Co:
Thanks for yours, April 12, 1928, with photos which make all look good. Dunbars are having quite a time, as we expect all along the line, and which you are having your share. Mrs. T's letter explains itself. It's a mass of self pity, scandal and accusation and reveals the weakness which I had seen all along, and only points to her being bound rather than loosed. It's good to waken up and see that the Man and Message is to be for Life or death to all who hear. If they hear and eat of the Tree of Life for themselves and witness, they will be loosed from all their troubles, if not then bound. This is a New Thing and very much needed to put an end to all the gadding about that's done in trifling with Him, His Message, Messenger and Bride. So get clear and strong and spare none. You can see what has murdered Percy and now it's good to see him seek to shake it off.
Many people will want you to pray for them. Pray not for any, but let them see if they have heard His voice and what comes from the Throne and the Prophet's words. They can either make it life or death, according to their choice. We are not out to make thorns and briers as in the old days, but fir and Myrtle trees, with good roots and sound, useful wood. And it shall be to the Lord for a name and everlasting sign, which shall not be cut off by the wicked as in past days. Our Message of Death and Life according to their hearing of the Prophet's Message, is in harmony with the Judgments being poured out on the earth, and the one is part of the other, and it will increase as we bear the Testy [Testimony] clear and strong, no escape for any on the earth. They will either hear and Live, or refuse and perish before the eyes of others, that they may fear and call on the name of the Lord.
The Judgments are to make men know that He is the Lord and Master of their lives, and the results of your witness will be in proportion to your clear, strong giving of the Message. You would think God and the Lord, His Servant, and Bride was to carry drinks and bandage up the broken limbs, so they faint and grow weak in their wickedness and iniquity. All human, fleshly use of the name of God only slobbers up and over Waters of God. So give no ear to their whine, but give them the Sword and Hammer to break their hearts if possible. There is not one note of possible failure in Isaiah 55 and Revelation 22 or any loophole for any Gadder to gad about. It's a straight forward Message for all who will fear and hear, and straight warnings to all others who will attempt to trifle. So that on both sides, we have His sure seal and no room for doubt. And the more we put into it the more we will get out; for it to produce seed for the sower and bread for the eater, and as it's for the whole world, we don't need waste time on discussing what had been or will be, but give it clear and strong, with nothing but hope and cheer to those who hear it, and death to those who set still.
Best Love in Him.
P. S. If Bob goes East he may find himself in amongst a lot of goats, very much to his sorrow, rather than where he could have got help and into a place where he had fresh ears to hear. But I will write him thus. Minnie can forge ahead and let not even that hinder her, and so be abler to help him later on. W. I.
Wm Irvine’s Letter To: Walter Hooe
May 3, 1928
PO Box 553
My dear Walter:
Many thanks for your letter and cutting. Poor Mahan might find that God could loose Him from even what must be a heartbreak to him, if he had ears to hear and eat of the Tree of Life.
Revelation 22:14 says, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and my enter in through the gates into the City.” Isaiah 55:4 says, “Behold--see by the Spirit; I have given him for a Witness to the people; a Leader and Commander to the people…” So you can see how the 2 fit together well--The Prophet of Restitution.It says, *“It shall come to pass, that every soul that will not hear that Prophet shall be” cut off, or “destroyed from amongst the People;” and the other side, is that they who have [ears], and obey him, will have right to the Tree of Life and access to the City. So why should men despise what’s given to end the terrible confusion of the whole world? Then, it’s given to all men, unjust, filthy, righteous or holy. “Behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me to give every man according as his works shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning, and End; the First, and Last."
Why should people believe in Him who was, and refuse to believe in Him who is Omega, and the Finisher of the work He began? If He had prophets and Apostles then, by whom to speak, why not have one now, when there is so much more need to end the strife, confusion, and darkness, which floods the Earth in His name? Surely, everyone has enough trouble and bondage to feel their need of loosing. And when they have tried all else, why not give a chance to what is so clearly spoken of as possibility in these days? If not to hear, is to be cut off forever; then to hear, is to be joined on to all that’s useful now and forever. I have not seen any who have suffered of hearing; rather, the other way around. And we can offer this to all men without distinction, creed, or colour; for it’s a NEW THING to meet the needs of all.
But the consequences of rejection is as sure, as the blessings to those who hear. And one very good point, is that men can’t twist it about, as they would, by adding to or taking from; and it’s no respecter of Persons, either in blessing or cursing. So that our work can never be in vain. “It shall not return void, but shall accomplish that which I please and prosper in the thing whereunto I sent it. And ye shall go forth with Joy, and be led forth with peace. The mountains and hills shall break forth into singing, and all the (human) trees of the field shall clap their hands with Joy…” at its victories in either blessing or cursing. So shake up Santa Ana and every other place and person you can reach, for great and sure are its reward. And He has pledged His word in the matter, so that we don’t go on a fools errand.
My best love to all, and Mahan, as well as any others.
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Edward Cooney
May 5, 1928
My dear Edward:
Thanks for your letter of April 10, 1928 with the priestly attempt to break Paul's heart while in jail in Rome, showing there were audacious, Devil possessed damned rascals calling themselves the Church which Paul had gathered as there has been revealed these past 14 years. For the above words put in clear cut words what ALL of you proved to be when tested.
I have on two occasions offered you life which you never have had; first, at Carlisle and now by letter. But you preferred your own darkness and ignorance and so no matter whether you go to Aussy or New Zealand or come to Suez – Hell awaits you – so long as you despise the only man and only Message that can save you from weeping, wailing and gnashing your teeth on the earth before man, as you with the goats, enter into eternal torment now and forever at the end.
I am not ignorant of all that the persons who send their love have been and done these past years, and only can say they will well deserve all they get. As a man I am 2nd to none in being able to gauge a damned rascal even if he be 1000'ds of miles away. And as the Servant of Jesus, I can better do it when it's done in His name. So forget all about your profession and measure yourselves by your backbiting and scandal and you'll find cover in a mouse hole for all your righteousness, even when the lighten end of His wrath is hovering over you.
The man that wrote that letter to Paul was brother to the Testimony in every part of it. Though I suspect it's a modern attempt to justify the harlot hearted hireling hypocrite system of thieves and robbers. Paul did not know that the many of the churches which he had formed were to be tormented in Hell by the very things he had spoken and been to them, while the very few who clave to him when he was rejected by the churches were all who had been truly born of God. The others were dogs, goats, swine and wolves as Jesus had forshown in Matt. 7 as the end of all Testimony in all ages, given by the Man of God.
But there will be more thorns and briars in these days, for there is to be no more curse as you can see from Rev. 22 and Isa. 55. And I'm sure the writer of the letter ancient or modern has learned who he was by having his eyes opened in Hell to see Paul where he has seen so many of his own converts – tormented and not even the chance of giving one drop of living water. Nothing gives me greater joy today than to know that Jesus is on His Throne and I as His Angel, Servant and Prophet in Jerusalem to end all the abominations on the earth and give honest people, good or bad, a chance to hear my witness, follow my leadership and obey my commands, and so have right to the tree of life, and to enter into the city where dogs, sorcerers, etc. can never come, as was the case in Paul's day and mine.
A prophet is a man of THIS generation and age, so there are none in Heaven who can be that man. Him shall ye hear in ALL things, and it shall come to pass that EVERY SOUL that will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from amongst the people. This is the Iron Rod given me for the judgment of all nations and all men that dwell on the face of the whole earth; and God nor Jesus asked none of you about the matter, but used you to perfect me through suffering as the Least, for this great work, never given to a man in all world history as it's now mine; and when you have all committed eternal suicide, you will have the torment of seeing the man you despised and made the Least, sit at the right hand of Him who shed His blood for all as I have given my life for all, these 35 years.
14 years is a long time to separate my Sheep from your Goats; but it's been well and perfectly done. The Sheep inherit the Kingdom, as surely as the goats get eternal punishment now and forever. So if you find darkness possess your mind and heart such as your letter reveals, then it's proof of that you are tasting now of what will be endless torment and the promised result of refusing to cut off your right hand, foot and eye, so that you might receive the Least and Little Ones and so share in the Kingdom.
Bardsdale, where they refused to hear Omega, and where they used to get Alpha, was wiped out in the flood on 13 March. Symrna was wiped out, what was left of it on April 1 st. Phillipi was the same on 15 th April, and Corinth at the end. These are only the beginnings. The end will come as surely as what we have had, so don't look for cracks in the ark, but for the door, and enter in very quickly and humbly, by giving ear to my Message, through my friends the Sheep and Bride, or perish in your miserable wickedness 14 years old.
Yours very truly in Him,
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Mrs. Mattes
May 6, 1928
P. O. Box 553
My Dear Mrs. Mattes:
You are 60 and I was 30 before I took any interest in finding what was spoken in the Book. I soon found that Jesus was no Priest or Minister like what the whole world is full of today; & His disciples were common, ignorant men in the eyes of the Priest and Rabbis. But they had ears to hear God speak thru Jesus’ lips, and they followed Him, and did what He said, and found it gave them life, love, peace and comfort even tho the religious people were all against them.
If you went to all the religious buildings in the world you would never find life, love, peace and comfort, for there is no God in the buildings, nor in the people who go to building to worship God; and the men whom we call priest, ministers etc. only do it for an easy life & gain from deceiving others as they have been. Jesus had no priest or buildings but the Spirit of God dwelt in Him & spoke living words which if the people obeyed, they found the same Spirit begin to work in them.
The world is so full of religion today of all sorts that Jesus is giving us a New Thing to put an end to it all, and His Servant is to be a man like Moses, common and of the people by whom God’s Spirit is to witness & lead & command men. Those who hear and obey have a right to eat of the tree of Life & enter into the City (the New Jerusalem) Don’t forget that all my friends have been religious before they got to know me or these things they speak, and only believe in me and what I say because they find it gives Life, love and peace.
Being a New Thing, there are no sacraments, or penances (sic) or any other religious performance, just as it was when Jesus was here in the Alpha days, -so today—Hear, and your soul shall live, forgive others and you will be forgiven. Get to understand Revelation 22 and Isaiah 55, and you have all you need and open your mouth to tell it to others, and God will give you all you need in every sense of the word, for your asking. This is eating of the Tree of Life. All who do this will find loosing from all their troubles. Those who don’t will find troubles increase till they don’t know what’s wrong with them.
I followed the blind leaders of the blind till I was 30—you have done it till you are 60—now try the other, simple way. You have many people who can help you there, and just keep hearing what they have to say, and put it to the test, and you will find new life, hope, peace, joy and comfort, and blessings of every kind.
Revelation 12: 1,2 & 3 refer to ME and my friends. The Dragon etc. refers to the religious people of the world, who are our enemies, and who hate us for witnessing against them as Deceivers of the people, and who are to be judged and destroyed from off the face of the whole earth.
Ephesians 6:18-19, Paul was encouraging the people who believe in Jesus and him, to pray and watch, and not forget him in prayer, but I ask you to believe in Jesus and His servant today and witness to all, and those who hear my message will find life and deliverance from all their troubles and bondage, and be able to help others. Those who won’t hear my words will be bound in many and any form.
Get to know all the Bible says about the prophet for these days. It will help you to see how simple it is for all men—Him, the prophet, shall ye hear in all things, and whosoever will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from amongst the people- Acts 3: and Deuteronomy 18:, which is speaking of the prophet Revelation shoes(sic) us, and his message is the pure River of Water of Life—Revelation 19: 7&8--- Let us be glad and rejoice when Jesus comes to meet those who have heard His prophet and Message. The simplest way is to be guided by those who have been hearing me for many years, and so can give you all needed help.
You can find no help from Church, priest or people who go to any or all churches. For it’s a New Thing, and for those who are outside all the churches. Read Revelation 17 & 18, and notice "Come out of her my people," which means out of the whole religious world, for Babylon is fallen and become a habitation of Devils, the hold of every foul spirit and cage of every unclean and hateful bird So you should be very glad to get away from all your religious experience, and hear the words from the Throne of God and of the Lamb and taste of the life, joy, peace and salvation of God and the Lamb.
I shall be pleased to hear that you have got deliverance from Babylon and all it’s influence, and enjoy the living waters from the Throne of God and Jesus by my lips and life, and witnessed to by those who have been my friends for many years, and more now than ever
Very truly yours in His service who is our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Sargeants
July 25, 1928
My dear Sargeants:
Thanks for yours. I’m sure you voice the feelings of many in the whole world today, for suffering is general, and personal as well. We never meet people but [that] they have the same story to tell, though they never suspect whence it comes, nor the purpose of it; to make them wake up to realize the Lord God is on His throne judging all men, and none can escape. They will either find mercy in Alpha, or judgment in Omega. But none can enjoy Alpha who refuse to witness to Omega, for they are joined together; and no man can separate what God has joined together, and get blessing.
People who don’t see the need for a True Prophet have a much bigger thing to swallow, when they try to swallow the world full of false prophets. Why do they go to church, or have some old tradition which most follow? Did it not come to them by a false or many fake prophets? And they all say, "Peace, peace;" when the message is "war, war" and vengeance on all the wicked enemies of God and Jesus on the earth, and the sweetest thing we could have is to share the hatred and malice of those who are His enemies.
People are very friendly if you can feed their vanity, pride and iniquity. But when you suggest that they are in danger, and sick unto death, and no cure for them but by His message from the throne; to hear which will be life or death to them, blessing or cursing, they reveal their heart attitude to Him by their attitude to you. So don’t take any notice, but rather rejoice that you should be counted worthy to share what He gets so much of. Their silence and enmity is the surest evidence of your message being of God. It disturbs them to think they are wrong, and so they don’t want to change either their thoughts or ways. But they must, or perish; for He can’t, and never will!
The great fundamental reason why any man is privileged to be on the earth, is that they might hear God and live. And if they gained the whole world and miss this, better they had never been born. People think the world can give them satisfaction. It can’t, for they were never meant to live without God as the most near and dear friend they could have. And so to attempt it is folly, no matter how many seem to do it. They all get their eyes opened by death, and mourn the fact that they refused the only person who could and would always be their friend.
If people can do without God here, God can do without them there. So their loss is the greatest thing which could happen; and all because they swallowed the Devil’s lie that present pleasures and gains are more valuable, than that which is truly present and eternal.
My best love in Him,
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Skerritts
July 28, 1928
My dear Bob and Minnie,
Many thanks for your two, which I enjoyed more than anything else you could have sent me in news, for it gives me great joy to see you one in heart, mind, spirit and will, and on the way to give expression to what’s in His heart and mind to all you meet. Theirs is the responsibility when they have heard. And you can be sure there are 144,000 in the world waiting, prepared to receive; so you don’t need to waste any time on any person or place.
Summer resorts are the places which I would expect to be hard and least hopeful. I would expect most who are prepared are to be found amongst the sufferers, who are neither much value in men’s or church eyes; and so, very often in difficulties which would debar them from such luxury. You will find it good to tackle them along the lines of suffering: either spiritual, moral, social, family, business or any other form; and offer them deliverance from all their troubles, which means alpha blessing. But it can’t be divorced from omega cursing, in their witness to it.
"Hear, and your soul shall live" covers all, but always implies witness. The deaf are dumb, as a rule; and all who hear, hear that they may speak the language of the family to which they belong. "Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it" implies that same thing; for there can be no other way for people to get His seal in themselves! So don’t waste any time. Cover the natural ground, and be content with the very least marks of interest. If people hear, they will seek you; and often, to give them too much detail will weaken, rather than strengthen.
It’s enough to bear witness that all religion, politics, racialism and languages are to cease; and the King of Kings become the politics of the world. Lord of Lords and Master of Masters solve all the labor troubles and socialism, for as kings will be responsible to Him, so will master and servant be. When His name is to be one, puts an end to all the babble of religions - and it means ALL. Then racialism, which does much to cause strife and violate "love thy neighbor as thyself," touches so many points in U.S.A. society; and the language in which the 144,000 will hear the Message from the two witnesses, will settle the language question. You can see how these four points can be made to meet all the possible needs, and end all the claims which men make, and behind which they hide from the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, or end of the age; and am sure you will learn more per day in peddling, than in paddling in the waters for many days amongst friends.
The experience [--??--] had in the garden when the voice came shows there was not much time lost, till they were outside the garden, tilling the ground from which they were taken; and probably the change wrought in them reveals what to expect in all who hear. I think the whole facts of their experience is perfect; and the way the Voice dealt with [--??--]. Where art thou? Hast thou eaten of the tree which is forbidden to all human nature? - for no man can understand the Book in a private way, or without the spirit of the prophets. And no man can take this - it’s His gift! So it’s not hard to make clear to people why they hide behind the trees; and how they don’t know anything as the result of all their knowledge, through trying to do what only God can do and reveal, when people find that all their experience and profession is only the same as Adam and Eve had.
Religion in every form is man’s interpretation of the things of God; but revelation, and regeneration, and true witness outside the garden (the religious world) is life; and the tree of life is kept so that no man in his natural, or religious state, can ever taste of it other than by true surrender to God. Isaiah 66 is good to show who are to suffer and who are to be honored.
When you get new people who show some interest, you can write them from your new quarters; and drop all who have had a good chance, for His providence will deal with all such. If they don’t hear, they will know; and if they do hear, they will know by deliverance which comes in all their troubles. Their whole climate will change - either sunshine, or darkness and stormy His wrath; and your advent into a person, place or family may be as big a revolution as it was to Adam and Eve, because they are as ripe as were Adam and Eve for the Message. So make it short and snappy, as did the Lord in the garden! They can’t forget it; for He is with, through and behind, and will give them according to what He sees in their heart.
I expect once you find your feet as His feet, you won’t want to trouble people who have heard and trifled and want to feed their vanity and iniquity, rather than get a taste of His salvation and fellowship and bear the leaves of the tree to the nations for their healing. It’s the bearing the elixir of life to people; either life and blessing and a new thing wrought in their lives, or death and cursing and a brazen sky and dark outlook in every respect.
You can see how the disciples seemed to cover much ground and people in one day, or in short periods. "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world...then shall the end come," seems to be the coupling link between what He and disciples did, and today. So I am the more anxious to see it all work out in joyous experience and detail. So I will be glad if you find Samson’s vengeance on the standing corn of the Philistines repeated.
My best love and interest in your adventure.
Yours very truly,
My Dear Mrs. Noble:
Your letter gave me real joy and comfort, for it helps prove that "He who was dead is alive forever more with not only the keys of the Kingdom, but the keys of Hell and of death; and that what we read and witness, His spirit also reveals and seals to all who hear; and hear means as in the natural to hear, that we may repeat; for dumbness is always proof of want of having ears to hear.
If people could have anything more worthy for their heart, mind and mouth than that which comes from His heart, mind and mouth, then there would be some excuse for denying Him the fruit of our lips. My going away at the end of my 3 1/2 years with John, will do more than anything else could do, for it's the final sealing of all I've been, said & done; and you will rejoice in my going as I have done.
Jesus said "It's expedient or needful for you that I go away, for in my Father's house on the earth amongst men, there are many dwelling places and that was the full purpose for which He was manifested to destroy the works of the devil and create temples for God; and Pentecost was the proof that Jesus' work had been successful in His disciples, for greater works than He had done were done by the greater number of those in whom God could dwell by His spirit, speak and work. No better test could be for an unregenerate heart, professing His name, than to ask them to read John 14 and when you know all the funeral rubbish which is taught and practiced on the people in this chapter, it makes one hopeless for all such. All who are redeemed unto God are those who let God come to dwell, walk and work in them and only such can ever hope to be immortal in the sense they have been useful to God here and then for always, no matter whether here or there. If ye love me, Jesus said, ye will keep my words and we will come and dwell in you that where I am as the dwelling place of God now there ye may be also.
John 15 comes next. The husbandman and the true vine which alone can produce good fruit in contrast to the wild vine professors who walk in their own thoughts and ways in His name, which the Father is always cutting off; just as surely as He is seeking to make us more fruitful by His spirit.
John 16 tells them of tribulation but He has got over it all so shall all who are His sealed by His spirit.
John 17 is the summing up of our enemies with Father and Son in spirit. This is life eternal to know thee and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent and we are all one in thee and thee in us.
John's Epistles were written in defense of the sinner saints in the churches which the holy people wanted put out & refuse fellowship. Then his gospel was written to prove from the words and works of Jesus that He was the friend of the sinner and the enemy of those who were their accusers, and all the later epistles are written under the same conditions.
Rev. was given John as his seal from Heaven when the churches as a whole had refused to have anything to do with him or his teaching and were clamoring for his death which was the cause for the Romans to send him to Patmos, to end the trouble. You can see how comforting it was for John to have revelation of that day when all the false seed on the earth would be destroyed. Such are the tares of every age. People who have heard the truth and received, but never let God work in them and seal it to them, but rather follow their own thoughts and ways or those of others and so outwardly are professed Christians but inwardly have the same accusing spirit which all the Devil possessed of every age have had which is the wide gate and broad way which the many have always entered by. The straight gate and narrow way is begun and continued by letting God work in our own hearts and guide us through all the devious life experiences which perfect us for His service as simple men and servants of Him.
God's human family needs humans to carry it on, so in the divine, it's the same way; the one being type of the others. But that what is human can never beget or help that which is divine. The two kingdoms are always at daggers drawn and even our own flesh will always war against all that His spirit works in us. So that it never becomes natural to serve Him. There is always opposition from our own nature and from those who are around; so much so that people treat us as if we were criminal when we put His interest first. This is the true meaning of the Cross for all who will be His disciples and follow Him as He revealed. What you say regarding binding I can well understand; but why should we not rejoice in His victory over His enemies when He uses the keys of Hell and Death; just as we would rejoice in seeing people share in Alpha blessing. We can have no hope that people have Alpha blessing who refuse to witness and enjoy Omega cursing for all His and our enemies. We rejoice more in Him than what He does. When people have doubts about the prophet spoken of for these days you generally find they have little trouble in swallowing a world full of false prophets whose influence is felt on every side every day, and in nearly every person. I could much more easily believe in one prophet than in a thousand or million for that part of the earth. But every man tries to hide his own thoughts and ways behind those of others as Adam hid amongst the trees of the Garden when the voice of the Lord God came walking to him.
"Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm," is good counsel in the light of the terrible record of what has happened to all who ever did; just as people who have honoured the false prophets got their eyes opened at death; so none can escape who dishonour the true of any age. The flood was the answer to those who dishonoured Noah and his Ark. Sodom and Ghommorah was God's answer to those who dishonoured Abram and Lot. The Red Sea was God's answer to Pharaoh and his hosts who would not hear Moses and Aaron; and the desert sand covered all who dishonoured them. This last part is often over-looked for not one person over 21 leaving Egypt, but was buried in the wilderness because of their unbelief in Moses and Aaron.
Life and death have always been in their attitude to the prophet and because He would not have needed a prophet of the people, would have no ears to hear Him which alone can give life and which has been the test from Abel to the last man in these days. And it has been false prophets and prophesy in every age which has caused people to cease from the Living God & walk in their own thoughts and ways in His name. You notice how tradition and exposition of the Book by Scribes and Pharisees has always been the curse and its consequences was the only way to put an end to it and begin again with God. So thats what the new thing in our day is only a bigger measure of the same old cure.
Paul was combating the mystery of iniquity which was working in the churches in all the later epistles. For iniquity always triumphed in possessing the whole outward church in word and form while they cast out and refused to hear those who were sealed of God. It is a mystery why God let this happen in every age. Even as Cain lived after he put Abel to death. The wicked age which is now to end has always been the same. But wicked will die in the coming 1000 years, just as the righteous died in the past 6000 years.
2 Thess. 2: is dealing with iniquity which was claiming that the Lord might come any day or minute; just as you find it the same today. Paul says the Lord will not come except after the falling away of the first 3 1/2 years when John and I witness and that man of sin, the anti Christ who is to be leader of the Jews in 2nd. 3 1/2 years. And because of his success in futhering Jewish interests, the Jews will say this is our Messiah and so make him the anti Christ, just when their end is nigh by the great earthquake and hail of Rev. 16.
"He who no letteth will let till he be taken out of the way," refers to the Spirit of God hindering and opposing iniquity till the end of the age when the spirit ceased to hinder and so now you can see them having their own way.
Let, is an old English word which meant hinder as far as you can, but let their iniquity be made manifest. God has always let the Cain seed kill the Abel seed, so that they might be made manifest, and then judged and destroyed.
Rev. 22:4 the woman and 144,000 may all have this experience now according to their faith, but the fullness will only be when it's fully revealed and the new city in the new creation and Him in the midst. They may have open vision as revealed in Rev. and His name shall be in their foreheads, meaning they shall see and think as He does, and as He has revealed in Alpha and Omega. These are the things revealed which must shortly come to pass and which we are all seeking to prepare for. These sayings are faithful and true though new to us, He wants us to be sure and enter into them now. Matt. 16:28, shows with many other places that Jesus knew that John would be co-witness and martyr at the end of the age. This wicked generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled.
1 Cor. 15:51-52, refers to both 1st. and 2nd. Resurrection and experience of those who rise. The last trump may refer to the sounding of the 7th. angel, first of which sounded in 1914, when war began and the 6th. angel is about to sound, for peace and safety is to be signed on 27th. or 28th. of Aug. in Paris, so say they on 27th. July per papers.
The first resurrection is for those who are to rise and reign as in Rev. 22: and the 2nd. is at the end of 1000 years for those who have not been so privileged, but were children of God. These days of binding and loosing is only revealing who are the bride and who are the 144,000 & quite a necessary experience to fit those who are to be the woman who is to flee into the wilderness and who will take the place of John and I when we go. There is no hindering or favouring, but rather seeking to perfect all as far as possible.
You can see from Rev. 22:17, how wide is the encouragement given. The Spirit and Bride, him that heareth, both may say come, who so is thirsty and who so ever will, let him take the water of life freely. So you can see every one getting all he can take of blessing; just as no man can choose how much cursing He will give, so in blessing. It depends on our own words and ways being His and on our usefulness in whats His work for these days. There can be no doubt but those who have been with me all these years and got meat in due season right along have had much privilege which others have missed & which they can share thro those of greater privilege. But there is no respect of persons with Him. Those who make the most use of their opportunity to hear and witness will find Him always ready to stand by them and give them freely to speak the words of life and death to all who hear no matter what use people may make of them; thats their business.
You can see how much more difficult it was to see 14 years ago than today & and it becomes the more full and easy for all who honestly seek to listen and benefit. The letter enclosed betrays a very zealous person for everything that's not of God. She follows the multitude to do evil and her reward is manifest in the spirit she shows. There can never be any hope of any one seeing by the spirit. If they cease to witness and war for Jesus whom the spirit alone will honour. You have much cause to be thankful in that you have seen your testimony sealed and that in your own family.
You notice this was true of Noah, Abram, but not of Lot in the same measure. You know there was a good deal of relationship in the John Baptist, Jesus and His disciples and after among the saints.
I have noticed that a properly brought up family generally hang together and specially after marriage. If this is not so, then they are apt to become enemies, rather than friends & I know nothing more destructive to all that's best in life, than bad spirit amongst those whom God has united in the bundle of life. For that's the reason for family life to be mutually helpful and get the discipline which can come in no other way which helps us in world struggle for place and bread. One bad grape in a bunch or anything else, is apt to do more hurt than all the good ones. The spirit brooding over the deep, or human family, is like a hen sitting on eggs and you know the various possibilities in eggs: to eat, to hatch, to be broken or rotten. So in human life, only those whom the spirit can regenerate, have any chance for immortality in fellowship with God, and nothing else counts now or forever.
My best love in Him to all who are in the bundle of life with you.
Yours very truly in Him.
My dear Fern,
Thanks for yours. Measure yourself not by what you are, but what you may become. Mary Cooke’s letter is only proof of what you may expect to be able to do. Life always begins small, and increases as we grow; so in the spiritual things. The need is milk and meat with exercise, and some comfort and guidance. Desire to be like those who have life is proof that we have the beginnings of letting God work in our hearts, which is the sum total of all the purpose of God fulfilled in. This missed, there is nothing of lasting value.
Most people who get the chance are apt to trifle with it and get along anyway, which only ends in death. There are two gates and two ways Jesus spoke of, that of letting God work in us from start to finish; or that of taking our own thoughts and ways, and walking pretty much as suits us rather than please Him. What we are to God, in hearing and keeping what He reveals, He will be to us. People only think of escaping from wrath, but to share in the blessing of God in all our life here is proof that we know Him, and are known [and] honored of Him. This is life eternal; and all else is but froth.
The world is full of people who put God’s name on their own thoughts and ways, and so only deceive their own heart, and get nothing but disappointment and death eternal at the finish: hell, in place of heaven. People often think about the difficulties of honoring God in the world. But the more we have, the more we escape their corrupting influence, and so escape the consequences. If we allow our human nature to guide us, then God can do nothing for or with us. And this is where people err; and so only hypocrisy, in place of a life of reality in fellowship with God, is the outcome.
So aim at not only hearing and saying, but know God in all your affairs - now - and in all your dealings with others. It’s not the privileges we have, but the use we make of them that will finally turn the balance. This you can see of the record of them in the whole Book. And God is just the same today, and our needs are the same; and the Devil world and flesh the same, always against all that’s of God.
My best love in Him, and desire to see you have a life of true living fellowship with God.
There is no secret in health or disease. You can have either you choose, according to your intelligent ways of living. Lemon, fruit juice and simple food. Follow Mallet’s method of feeding. You will have health and happiness, which is the outcome of knowing how to eat and enjoy life.
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Mrs. Sheeley & Fay
August 18, 1928
PO Box 28
My dear Mum and Fay,
Thanks for yours, 2, together. Glad you have the joy of seeing one with another, and God, His Son and servant; as well as the woman, bride, and all who will hear and obey Him. There is little value in any or all human life on the earth, apart from the hope and possibility of knowing God and being known of God; so that others may get blessing or cursing through our witness.
God made and created all things. And now He is doing a New Thing - finish off all who will not hear Him, and gather all who will hear Him, that they may reign for a 1000 years on the earth as His divine family. The human family for 6000 years has made a bad job of it, through their own thoughts and ways. So now, we are to see things work out to perfection in His way. This is the meaning of the Restitution of All Things, or the putting the world into condition where His will be done on earth even as it’s done in heaven.
Through improper feeding, the body gets filled full of acid, which affects the whole body and may produce any trouble or all. So get to know how to keep your stomach right, and digest your food properly so that you get rid of acidosis; which is the name given to such condition. Use fruit juice and lemon in morning, eat fruit and brown bread for breakfast; beware of too much tea and coffee, specially at meals. Use all the fruit and vegetable you can get, but not too much bread or starchy food, sweets or fats - all of which tend to make you suffer after results.
People go on with indigestion till their whole body is a source of suffering to them. And often, the hardest thing to do is to break off the habits which are spoiling their life, and the tastes and desires for what is not good healthy food. It’s from this cause that most sickness comes. So find out what is good food, and eat it properly, and you will be well. If not, you don’t deserve to be well, like so many you see around you every day, suffering from their own innocence and ignorance or folly.
My best love to all there. I had my photo taken today, and will send you a fresh one in my new home and surroundings - though humble, very sweet to me.
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Baesslers
August 18, 1928
Box 28, PO
My dear Ted and Bonnie,
Thanks for 2. I am glad to hear that perfect harmony exists between the outward at that which is unseen and eternal. God only can do these things.
Your relatives are only getting a little taste of what they don’t want for all men. They think, and expect, God only lives to bless - and this the Devil is very strong on. But it’s ours to warn all men that if they will not hear God, or what comes through those who hear, then there is little else use for them on earth. And so cursing, or being given over to reap according to their own thoughts and ways. And if God be for us, who can be against; and if God be against, who can save us from His wrath? For though they hide in the sea, or in hell, there can He reach them. And He will not cease this till all men have been convinced. And it will be so for the next 1000 years. When men develop wickedness, they shall die; as sure as the righteous have been made to suffer in past 6000 years.
Isaiah 65:20 is very mysterious, yet simple, when we grasp the possibilities of the coming 1000. The meek are to inherit the earth. And only those who are perfected will come to reign at first resurrection, and those who attain unto immortality during the 1000 years will be changed and live on. But those who, though born of God, and remain as children spiritually - even to 100 years - will die. And a sinner, or a person who has lived 100 years and never let God work in his heart, he will also die. It’s simply that if we hinder God perfecting us for His purpose on the earth, we will suffer loss.
People often measure themselves by what God gives, and forget that we can make much use of this, or little; and so miss the greater opportunity. For the child of God will die, even if he has lived 100 years, if he does not fulfill his purpose; and so become the fullness of the stature of Christ Jesus, and so be able to be helpful to others.
Only those who have reached maturity can procreate in Adam, or in Christ Jesus. And those who have refused to let God work will die and perish, as sure as the meek shall inherit the earth for 1000 years. It’s a very strong incentive, to those who have life, to go on to be useful to God and others; and a solemn warning that no matter how long people may trifle with God, they can’t escape either suffering loss as children, or perishing as sinners.
My best love and thanks to you,
Wm. Irvine's Letter To: Laura Kim
October 24, 1928
My dear Laura Kim:
Thanks for yours of September 6th. Am glad you enjoy reading the Book and finding God, by His Spirit, give you understanding, which is the main thing. And proof that you are letting God work in you the good pleasure of His will.
With all the calamities which are taking place on the Earth, men are still dead, and can only be made alive by hearing and keeping the Message which comes from His Throne. This is the Living Waters of Isaiah 55, and the Angel’s Message of Revelation 22. People are very willing to believe in God’s love and goodness, but when He gives wrath on the Earth--so much loss and suffering--people look on it as if by chance, or by the Devil. But the Devil has no interest in destroying the world, which is his only hope as he deceives and usurps the name and truth of God, and honor only such as dishonor the God of Heaven. So, there is no fear of the Devil destroying his own house; for when that has happened, there is only the pit for the Devil and all who serve him and get honor from men for doing it, as truly as all who serve the God of Heaven get dishonor amongst men for their service and witness to Him who rules and reigns.
You may feel very small and insignificant compared to the great peoples of the Earth, but if you measure yourself by Jesus and His Disciples and friends of the Gospel, you will find there is plenty of room for you and much value in His sight. Mary and Martha were not much in the eyes of the religious people of their day, but we can see how much their name is honored, when the others are forgotten as if they had never been on the Earth. Whom the God of Heaven honors, are honored for eternity, while the greatest men who ever lived are forgotten, so much so, that it takes archaeologists and other educated fools of today to dig out proofs that they lived.
Men who pretend to know all about God through studying the Book, and what men have to say about God are always honorable in men’s sight, but to seek to know the God of the Book, as He reveals Himself by the Spirit and Woman [in] heart and life brings us dishonor from men. But the honor which is of God never can be tarnished or tainted; nor will our name and place be forgotten. So don’t let anything which men can say or do hinder you from the friendship and fellowship of Him who is your eternal friend, and whose smile is more than all the world can be to you.
Your being a Korean need not hinder you, but rather work out to your good, because you will be treated, more or less, as a stranger and pilgrim in a foreign land. But this is one of the marks you will find of God’s true people in all ages. They were looked on as strangers and pilgrims on the Earth, seeking a better country, as you can read in Hebrews 11, where you find many of the marks of dishonor which they suffered.
Best love in Him,
Wm Irvine's Letter To: Dunbars
November 27, 1928
Box 28, P.O. Jaffa, Palestine
My dear Dunbars:
Here we are at the same date or thereabout I reached your door in 1926, 12 years ago, after being in the tunnel from Alpha to Omega; from the Jesus of the Gospel to the Jesus of Rev. 1. And surely it has been a glorious land to travel through these 12 years with increases of vision, understanding, and possibilities we never dreamed of - possible even then. They said it was a new Gospel, and so it was, though we did not realize it. Alpha Blessing has been fuller and deeper, while Omega Wrath has been so wonderfully made manifest in the World sense and also in the personal. How many have got the millstone round their neck and drowned in the deep sea of their own wickedness for offending the Least and Little Ones who believe in Him, though me. To despise one such means the Father's dark face and angel vengeance on them, as truly as the Father's smile means blessing untold and in ways we could not dream possible. And where 2 or 3 Little Ones have gathered in His name, has He not been in the midst?
Rev. 22 is very simple, compared to missions, baptism, breaking of bread, Testimony, and prayer meetings, conventions and all the old Alpha methods - and how well cared for in those who dare trifle with the Waters of Life, and surely they are freer and fuller than ever before. The Spirit and Bride say Come. That's all. Whoso heareth say Come. Who is thirsty Come, and whosoever will let him take of the Water of Life freely; for I testify to every man that heareth, to add to, God will add the plagues written in this Book. To take from, out will come their names from the Book of Life, which means they can't expect to eat of the Tree and get its fruit or leaves - for feeding or healing the Nations. So we are well hedged in on every side to Blessing and from all the tares, thorn & Co. which are around.
Santa Ana has been a wonderful eye opened to all who can read it aright; for it shows that those who have no old foundation or Testimony experience have more liberty and power in their witness, because it's clearer and less likely to get muddied with the old. Nine years today I arrived in Jerusalem, Mt. Zion as His King - or the man by whose mind He was expressing His thoughts to the World, no band or people to welcome me, or recognize who and why of my coming. But there have been many things to prove that my words were taking effect on the World, or were at least giving some light on the signs of the times.
The riots which took place in Egypt on 19th were very cheering to me. Then came the big snowon Feb. 8 to 10th. Then the riots on April 4th. Mt. Etna flowing from 5th to 14th, this month have brought my trip on the Italian coast to mind, when e see all those who thought they were wise to forsake us and go on their own, and gloried in it. We can see how much bigger the crowd have become and how much more hearty all are today.
But what darkness and confusion of face has come to all who forsook, even when we little knew what Matt. 18 provision meant. He was faithfully carrying it out by His and our angels. You notice it says their angels do always behold the face of my Father to carry out what His mind and heart reveals through His face. Them that Bless us are blessed, and them who curse us are cursed - whether they offend or despise us, they get their sure reward, even without our asking it for them, and such is true of all who are the Little Ones, as well as of me. If we had known all these things 12 years ago, there might have been chance of some thorns remaining. But they were hid till the many had gone, who were unworthy and till the purifying, made white, and trying had been done, and then you notice how the increase has come and our words Living Waters to all who will drink. We were only digging down for the foundations to be laid of that great city coming down from God out of Heaven. Not much to see with the natural eye - but very much to those who can Behold what wreck and ruin has been wrought on the Earth since them. Let the Red Cross take note and speak, and the conditions in the World are surely much worse than at any time since Armistice.
Coolidge's Thanksgiving proclamation was very bombastic. The 4th Beast is to be strong, exceedingly dreadful and terrible, and so prosperity and plenty are the natural. But what a contrast in Russia and China, with their famine conditions through drought, should help to make people eat their turkey thankfully when so many millions are dying of starvation. If He can do this in the East, He can do it in the West in His own time and way, and where there is peace and plenty today, will become as war and famine ridden as China and Russia is.
So these 12 years is better than a cinema picture to make the unseen, but eternal verities real before the eyes of all who Behold.
Much Love to all who drink of the Waters of Life,
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: McLarens
December 2, 1928
My Dear McLarens:
Thanks for yours. Glad you enjoyed your trip with your parents and found all right at home. What you suggest re Chiro is all right and your brother can find something else if there is not enough for 2 and no matter what you earn your bread at, make sure you have His thought witnessing through you every day. This is more important to you and will cover your needs better than anything else can.
Rev. 22:17 makes clear the method by which the New Thing is to be founded and builded and your place in the Kingdom will depend on your activity in these matters. There is no form or doctrine, tradition or place, but a simple matter of pouring out the living water in your witness to all you can reach. It don’t matter how people treat the message, God will take care of all who hear as you can see from v. 18 and 19. Mistakes made in doing this, are no more in His sight, than mistakes would be in a child in his parent’s eyes. To walk and work, be and do, is the purpose for which men are on the earth and that in fellowship with God and you can see from the whole record, no man ever failed who did, and certainly not in these days when failure is as sure to people who try to work out their own godless ways and thoughts; as success is sure to all who honestly seek to walk and work in fellowship with Him.
Say "Come," to all whom you meet, which gives you the method and message. Come drink, eat, live and give freely, without fear or favour. Seek not your own, but the things which are of God and Jesus Christ, so shall your life be a joy and song of triumph.
Best Love in Him,
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Skerritts
December 4, 1928
My Dear Bob and Minnie:
Thanks for yours, both kind and appreciative and inquiring. Had also from W. E. [Willie Edwards], Jack’s [Carroll?] exposition of 2nd Timothy, which is as good as I had done it myself, showing he is as good as a photographic record, and his own little touches all bear marks of his head rather than his heart, but who can find Paul or Timothy in the Testimony; when Paul was rejected and Timothy with him. All they of Asia had forsaken him - both in Rome through the influence of them further afield.
If I were to write W.E. or Bob or some other today, I could help to make it clearer, as Jack is only stirring up mud; if feeding this to the poor, blind Devil possessed, and even if some thinking doubter were to ask questions on the up-to-dateness of it, he would find himself in a hole. Hymenius and Co. were then what the Testimony produced amongst my friends. Quite a number thought when I was out of action, their little foibles and ideas would be just as good as my reading had been, and Eddie [Cooney] is a good sample and I could name many who are not in the Testimony who fell in the same hole. Demas only proved that the same spirit was working to destroy Paul’s friends that have been amongst mine. Even Onesiphorus and Co. were led to forsake him after writing Paul at Rome, and this we have same parallel for. I will let you fit Priscilla and Aquila in as you think fit.
But it was written from Rome; would be Jerusalem today and being nearer Paul’s death helps to make it possible for me to write it a bit later. No one with the commonest horse sense could have any doubt about the Paul of the last days of Alpha; and Jack [Carroll?] who used to be very fond of being thought Timothy would have plenty of room to suspect he might be some of the others. Paul was very strong on the Resurrection being the day of his great reward for being where he was and as he found himself amongst the whole unregenerate many in the Churches of the beginning; just as we find them at the End.
You can see what the Churches would think of Paul saying, "I have finished my course, I have fought a good fight; I have kept the faith." How they would sneer who were the accusing seed, at such a profession when they knew of the thorn in the flesh which was the Messenger of Satan to buffet him, or the instruments in the hands of the accusers of Paul, little knowing why it was put there. Paul’s only assurance was "My Grace is sufficient for you," referring to the fact that as an accused sinner of the most hopeless type, it would only help to clear and strengthen his vision and understanding of the fullness of His provision for Sinners, which has always been weakened by the amount of self-righteousness which Paul had ground for - more than any other, having been the flower of the Pharisee crop of that day.
I have no doubt that Paul’s preeminence in every sense only marked him out for such an experience as was his at the end, and the great day of the victory for the Churches in their accusation of Paul was at hand; when to settle the whole controversy they asked for his death and no doubt would thank God for ridding them of such a source of trouble and danger to the whole Testimony of that day.
And you can see that all who had been most closely in fellowship with Paul came under the same condemnation from the Churches, and that John’s first Epistle being a defence of the sinners in the Churches was a grave matter for them, and his trying by his Gospel of John to justify such only inflamed them to demand he be cast into a tank of boiling oil, and but for his age the Romans would have consented; but took the easier and more diplomatic way of putting him where he could not do anything further to disturb their self-righteousness.
Hence the value of the Revelation which was given of the day and work in destroying such from the Earth. Jude’s Epistle accusing them for having gone in the same way as Cain and following greedily after the error of Baalam, because of what it brought them, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah puts the three-fold marks on the hypocrisy of that day and links it up with Enoch’s experience; which was the reason for God taking him away. Why could Enoch write as he did of the ungodly? Was it not only what he had suffered by their big words and deeds, and such he recognized would be to the very end, and more fully revealed than even then, and we can be quite sure that in the Testimony all have had the fullest fulfillment of Enoch’s words the world has ever known.
And the greatest victory over them is the victory of the Overcomer. The bruising of the head of the Serpent while he bruises MY heel; which refers to the making ME the Least of His Brethren, while I reveal the weakness of the whole Serpent Seed and their righteousness and power. Little do they dream that MY work has been the bruising of the Serpent’s head in The Testimony. Those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus, and Rev. 12:1-3 shows you the Woman clothed with the Sun and the Moon under her feet and the 12 Star crowned Head, in contrast to the remnant of her seed who keep the commandments and have the testimony of Jesus. They no doubt bear the marks of the head of the Serpent in their outward perfection and inward iniquity, and hypocrisy and general wickedness.
Regarding Percy [Percy Abbott], we know that God is seeking to do all He can to deliver him, and you know by experience the defiling influence of lack of love for a member of the Body and what effect it would have if persisted in till the gathering of the Woman around me in Jerusalem. For if people can’t love and appreciate each other when separated in a wicked world, and such conflict and things happening around them and in the whole world; then they are little likely to find a place in the Bride - no matter what other place they get. His mercies to us are so great that any true appreciation of them can only express itself in what we read of in the end of Matt. 18 in the matter of forgiveness. To claim release from 3 million pounds and accuse those who owe us 3 is bad stupid business and can’t lead us to believe that we have the Lamb nature; which is of all things the valuable asset in His sight in those who name His name. Jesus reveals the Lamb nature even towards His enemies, in praying Father forgive them, they know not what they do, meaning don’t destroy them from off the Earth yet, as He knew well what awaited them when the time of His victory would come.
Sit thou on my right hand till I have made thine enemies my and thy footstool, as I will sit on Jesus’ right hand to see my killers - the Jews - put under in 3 ½ years from my death. There are two ends in Matt. 18, and it’s good to see clearly both as in Rev. 12.
I send this to Wm. E. [Willie Edwards] to read and forward to you, then it may be sent to Percy [Abbott].
My best love in Him,
Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: Dorothy Dunbar & Aubrey
Spring of 1928
My Dear Dorthy, and that other boy you call brother Aubrey:-
I am sending you the first flowers to appear this season. We have had about ½ inch of rain, but today I found many of these flowers appearing on the ground, showing how ready nature is to respond to God’s good gifts in sunshine and rain.
This shows us how ready we should be to respond to all God’s goodness in us in our home and father and mother. I noticed that the thorns were beginning to look green too, but I did not pluck the thorns, but left them where they grow, and swished off their heads with my walking stick. You can be sure that if you become thorns in place of flowers you will be left and nobody will want you. I plucked these flowers where there were plenty of rocks, and very little soil. So you see we may be flowers amongst the thorns and rocks and where there is very little pleasant to the eye. So, tho you may not live in a great house and be a millionaires child, you can be flowers very sweet and pleasant to the eyes of those who pass by.
Now thorns and flowers may not have much choice in what they are to others, but we have a choice, and very much depends on whether we want to give comfort and pleasure to others, or torment and pain.
It was the root which I could not see that produced both, the thorns and flowers. So its the part we can’t see, in boys and girls, which produce either flowers or thorns. The heart or inward choice which makes us either flowers or thorns. Some people wonder how others not attached to them.
When I saw the flowers, I could not help admiring them and I remembered you, and the fact that I had promised to send you a sample..
So now I expect both of you to be flowers in the garden of God on the earth, and you can be sure God will some day want to pluck you and give you a place in His Home, after perhaps, sending you on His errand of Mercy to comfort others, as I am sending you these.
Write and tell me that you want to be flowers & have the flowers roots or heart.
Your loving friend,
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